Many of us move through the produce section at the supermarket and grab the same few veggies again and again. It’s easy to fall into a vegetable rut. That’s especially true if you aren’t a huge veggie lover. Not everyone is! There’s often a bit of a stigma in admitting to being an adult who doesn’t like vegetables. But there shouldn’t be!
Many of us who think we don’t like veggies just haven’t eaten them cooked in a way we enjoyed! If your mom was someone who put boiled veggies on a plate and called it a side, there’s a good chance you think you don’t like veggies. If that’s you, you’ve probably found a few you can tolerate and eat them because you know you should. But vegetables are delicious when cooked properly. Here are four great low-carb recipes to help you enjoy vegetables!
We love risotto. But it has so many carbs. And cauliflower risotto with mushrooms is a great way to sneak vegetables into your diet. Sometimes, you can eat more veggies with the Trojan horse method — hide them in something. This has all the same wonderful flavors as regular risotto, but it’s healthier and contains cauliflower, mushrooms and onions! A serving has 200 calories, eight grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and 16 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
One of the easiest ways to enjoy veggies is to link them to a flavor profile you like. This recipe pairs a simple Greek marinade with roasted veggies and cheese. With feta and olives, this dish is for folks who love salty dishes! The cheese brings protein to the dish, and the olives bring healthy fat. This is one of our favorite veggie sides! A serving has 195 calories, 8.7 grams of carbs, 2.1 grams of fiber and 16.2 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
Not everyone likes salads, and we hear you. It’s because they’re often boring. This one combines hot roasted veggies, crisp lettuce, nuts and a simple but delicious mustard and lemon dressing. If you think of salads as dull bowls of greens with the same ol’ vinaigrette, this shakes things up. It’s a mix of flavors and textures. The nuts add some protein. But, if you want to make this a full meal, add some other form of protein as well. A serving has 184 calories, 10.4 grams of carbs, 4.4 grams of fiber and 15.5 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
Finally, a great way to enjoy veggies is on top of a pizza crust made of veggies! Cauliflower crusts are a great way to enjoy pizza without worrying about carbs. This white pizza is perfect for when you want to feel like you’re being sinful while eating your veggies. Topped with artichokes, spinach, two kinds of cheese and arugula, it’s as if spinach and artichoke dip and pizza got married. Nothing about this feels like a low-carb, better-for-you version of pizza. But, while it’s higher in fat than anything else on our list, it’s much lower than a traditional white pizza. A serving has 375 calories, 18.1 grams of carbs, 5.9 grams of fiber and 25.1 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
We’re sure that one of these four recipes will help you try vegetables in a new way soon. The problem isn’t that you don’t like vegetables. You just haven’t found the way you like them cooked!